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Posted: 1/23/2021 6:00:51 PM EST
My garage is slowly getting where I want it. Since the heater got installed a few weeks ago, it’s now my brother’s hangout so he can work on the car.

The problem though, is he smokes cigarettes out there and it’s done tight enough that very little air flow comes through to remove the smoke.

What sort of ceiling mounted (or above ceiling) filtration can I add to filter the smokey air?

My buddy suggested can filters, but those look pretty huge.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 6:18:26 PM EST
Put up a no smoking sign instead
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 6:18:41 PM EST
When i smoked
I wasn't a dick
And went outside
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 7:55:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By guyina4x4:
When i smoked
I wasn't a dick
And went outside
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When it was 50+ outside, that’s what he would do.

He needs to quit, but in the meantime I want a fresh scented garage.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 8:14:15 PM EST
You can try "smoke eaters".  They're made for shitty bars with shitty circulation with lots of people smoking.
Better than not having one.  But not as good as having him take his ass outside.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 8:36:14 PM EST
Maybe look at one of those WEN air filters and replace the 1 micron filter with an activated carbon filter.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 9:48:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Modly:


When it was 50+ outside, that’s what he would do.

He needs to quit, but in the meantime I want a fresh scented garage.
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What does he do when he is else where in public and has to smoke outside when it is cold out?
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 10:02:31 PM EST
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What does he do when he is else where in public and has to smoke outside when it is cold out?
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Right now there is no public.

Most bars around here have smoking areas outside that are heated in the winter.

He is just lazy. He wants to smoke while working on his car.
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 1:30:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By giantpune:
You can try "smoke eaters".  They're made for shitty bars with shitty circulation with lots of people smoking.
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With all the bars closed due to COVID (or being forced to go smoke-free), should be able to pick one up used for cheap.
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 3:47:09 PM EST
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With all the bars closed due to COVID (or being forced to go smoke-free), should be able to pick one up used for cheap.
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Originally Posted By giantpune:
You can try "smoke eaters".  They're made for shitty bars with shitty circulation with lots of people smoking.


With all the bars closed due to COVID (or being forced to go smoke-free), should be able to pick one up used for cheap.

My bar has a couple and it's hard to tell how effective they are with the volume of smoke. I would actually be curious to see how they did with a lower volume of smoke.
Link Posted: 1/25/2021 6:04:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By K1rodeoboater:
Maybe look at one of those WEN air filters and replace the 1 micron filter with an activated carbon filter.
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I put the WEN air filtration unit in my wood shop and it's great, especially when cutting cedar (tannin is bitch).
It does have the one micron filter with a five micron prefilter. Not certain what is needed for smoke though.

Amazon, $153

1 micron filters are $27 2/pack
5 micron filters are $22 2/pack

may want to research HEPA filters... Not an expert
Link Posted: 1/25/2021 6:22:46 PM EST
The little Holmes room-size air filters have a smoke filter cartridge available. It's pretty effective, but not sure if one would be big enough to cover a garage.

Here's the smoke filter element:
https://www.amazon.com/Holmes-Smoke-Grabber-Filter-HAPF30AS-U4R/dp/B00C7SCVUA/

There are some different styles of the unit itself, here is one:
https://www.amazon.com/Holmes-Allergen-Remover-Purifier-Performance/dp/B076VTXQJ1/
Link Posted: 1/26/2021 6:20:33 AM EST
You are going to spends hundreds of dollars on devices and filters on a continuing basis, to TRY remove some of the smoke smell that will slowly coat your walls and ceiling and permeate into your surfaces, instead of just telling your "lazy" brother to respect your personal property?

Your issue is not air filtration or smoke......its your relationship with your brother.



Link Posted: 1/26/2021 8:30:20 AM EST
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Originally Posted By joeyd16779:
You are going to spends hundreds of dollars on devices and filters on a continuing basis, to TRY remove some of the smoke smell that will slowly coat your walls and ceiling and permeate into your surfaces, instead of just telling your "lazy" brother to respect your personal property?

Your issue is not air filtration or smoke......its your relationship with your brother.



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Link Posted: 1/31/2021 2:54:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Modly:
He is just lazy. He wants to smoke while working on his car.
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Often not a great idea.
Gasoline fumes are explosive.
Link Posted: 1/31/2021 3:09:58 PM EST
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Often not a great idea.
Gasoline fumes are explosive.
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He is waiting on the shortblock to come back, so no fuel in the car. His wiring is now pretty perfect looking and extremely neat. He also polished the aluminum pieces to a mirror finish.

So, back to filter ideas.

I’ve been looking at the suggestions so far. Some of them will actually double as a welding ventilation system once we get the bench set up for that.
Link Posted: 2/3/2021 3:27:01 PM EST
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He is waiting on the shortblock to come back, so no fuel in the car. His wiring is now pretty perfect looking and extremely neat. He also polished the aluminum pieces to a mirror finish.

So, back to filter ideas.

I’ve been looking at the suggestions so far. Some of them will actually double as a welding ventilation system once we get the bench set up for that.
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Originally Posted By brickeyee:


Often not a great idea.
Gasoline fumes are explosive.


He is waiting on the shortblock to come back, so no fuel in the car. His wiring is now pretty perfect looking and extremely neat. He also polished the aluminum pieces to a mirror finish.

So, back to filter ideas.

I’ve been looking at the suggestions so far. Some of them will actually double as a welding ventilation system once we get the bench set up for that.


Gasoline is not the only thing.
Many polishes and cleaning supplies are flammable also.
Even WD-40 is flammable.

Restaurant Smoke Eaters are probably the best idea.

When smoking was prohibited  by the government in may areas a bunch of
them hit the 'surplus' market.

They are not all that complicated, and replacing filters is not hard.
It can be a littler pricey though.
Link Posted: 2/3/2021 11:05:30 PM EST
Make him a smoking "booth" out side.. it will be cheaper in the long run.. You can never get that smell out of a room..
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